This week’s top stories had us thinking that summer couldn’t come soon enough: Green Day announced their summer tour plans, while officials unveiled the lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza festival. Meanwhile, Eminem unveiled the pilled-out cover of his summer release and Oasis announced plans to take a summer vacation — for five years!
All these stories, plus the week’s top photo galleries, editor’s blogs, audio/video, news, and reviews, below.TOP STORIES:
Green Day Announce Summer Tour!
Click here to find out if the pop-punk band’s 38-date extravaganza will hit your hometown!Read >>PLUS:
THE SPIN INTERVIEW: NOEL GALLAGHER
- Jane’s Addiction, Tool, Killers, Depeche Mode Headline LollapaloozaRead >>
- Eminem’s Album Cover: High on PillsRead >>
- Oasis To Take Five-Year Break Read >>
Best Coachella Concert Pics!
YYYs, the Cure, M.I.A., Killers, Morrissey, McCartney, Crystal Castles, TVOTR, Fleet Foxes, and many more. Check out all the onstage action.Read >>PLUS:
- Listen: Top 5 Metal Bands You Should KnowRead >>
7 Reasons to Love Rock of Ages
A cheesy ’80s musical about hair bands, starring American Idol‘s Constantine Maroulis? Yes — and it’s awesome, says SPIN’s Ellen Carpenter.Read >>AUDIO/VIDEO:
Exclusive: The Bronx Get Attacked By a Shark!
The Los Angeles punk band’s latest video is like Jaws… in your own backyard!Read >>PLUS:
Live Nirvana DVD Due in November
The grunge icons cover Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the U.K.’s Reading Festival in 1992. Click here for details!Read >>PLUS:
- Unreleased Against Me! Album Due in JulyRead >>
- Q&A: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders AlbumRead >>
- Hot Chip to Mellow Out on Next AlbumRead >>
- Babyshambles and the La’s to Collaborate?Read >>
Depeche Mode, Sounds of the Universe
Iconic gloom merchants mellow out — somberly.Read >>PLUS:
- Art Brut, Art Brut vs. Satan (Downtown)Read >>
- Asher Roth, Asleep in the Bread Aisle (Schoolboy)Read >>
- Tinted Windows, Tinted Windows (S-Curve)Read >>
- Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career (4AD)Read >>
- Pet Shop Boys, Yes (Astralwerks)Read >>
- Super Furry Animals, Dark Days/Light Years (Rough Trade) Read >>
- Brakesbrakesbrakes, Touchdown (Fatcat)Read >>
- Mr. Lif, I Heard It Today (Bloodbot Tactical)Read >>
- Screaming Females, Power Move (Don Giovanni) Read >>
- Cryptacize, Mythomania (Asthmatic Kitty)Read >>